Nov. 23, 2011
Kansas 72, UCLA 56
November 22, 2011
KU’s Win Over UCLA…
–Makes Kansas 3-1 on the season.
–Advances KU to the championship of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational for the second time; the Jayhawks also played in the title game in 1996, when it won the event.
–Gives Kansas its third-straight win against UCLA.
–Makes the KU-UCLA 10-7 in favor of the Bruins.
–Improves Kansas to 9-5 all-time in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, including 3-2 under Bill Self.
–Makes Bill Self 240-47 while at KU and 447-152 overall.
–Makes KU 2,041-800 all-time.
–Junior G Elijah Johnson set a new career-high with 23 points.
–Johnson also tied a career-high with four three-point field goals, first set against Oklahoma State (2/21/11) a last season.
–Senior G Tyshawn Taylor scored 13 points and is now four points from becoming the 54th player in KU history to record 1,000 points.
–Taylor had six assists and became the 14th player in school history to record 400 assists for his career. He has 404 career assists.
–Junior F Thomas Robinson recorded his four-straight double-double (DD) and became the first Jayhawk since Wayne Simien in 2005 to begin a season with four-straight double-doubles. His four-straight DDs tie for seventh-most consecutive DDs in KU history. Note: The record is seven-straight DDs by Drew Gooden (2002) and Raef LaFrentz (1998).
–Junior C Jeff Withey tied a career high with two steals.
—Withey has had at least one blocked shot in every game this season and leads KU with nine blocks on the year.
–In the Maui Invitational Kansas has scored 30 second chance points to its opponent’s seven.
–Kansas holds a +10.0 rebounding margin in two Maui games and outrebounded UCLA 34-21. Kansas has outrebounded its last three opponents.
–Kansas shot 76.2 percent from the free throw line (16-21) against UCLA. It marked the second time this season KU has shot 76 percent or better from the line.
–UCLA’s 26 first half points were a season low for a Kansas opponent in the opening half this season.
–Kansas scored 26 points in the paint against UCLA and is averaging 37.5 points in the paint per game on the season.